This article is about the current prices of building blocks in Nigeria this 2021. If you are involved in real estate business, and you want to erect buildings from the very scratch, instead of buying some outrightly to let later, you will agree with me that one of the fundamental materials that you will require to make your dream a reality are building blocks as without them, you will not have a structure on ground to let or to lease.
Building blocks, as their name implies, are solid materials used in the construction of buildings. They are made from concrete or cement, and they may include a hollow core so as to make them lighter, which in turn improves their insulation properties in the process. Blocks are used to construct the foundation and walls of buildings, and if you would love to know just how much they cost in today’s market in Nigeria, kindly continue reading to find out more.
CURRENT PRICES OF BUILDING BLOCKS IN NIGERIA 2021
In Nigeria today, different types of building blocks are available in the market at different prices. Popular ones such as the ordinary blocks and the stone dust blocks are utilised in constructing the foundations and walls of houses. These blocks differ in size as there are the 6-inch and 9-inch variants. Apart from the regular building blocks that we have mentioned, there are also some blocks that are used for aesthetic purposes, and we will list the various aesthetic blocks and their prices for you our esteemed readers so as to know just how much they cost in today’s market.
CURRENT PRICES OF REGULAR BLOCKS IN NIGERIA
The following are the current prices of regular building blocks in Nigeria this 2021:
- A 6-inch ordinary block costs between the price range of ₦250 – ₦280 in Nigeria today
- A 9-inch ordinary block costs between the price range of ₦280 – ₦300 in Nigeria this 2021
- A 6-inch stone dust block costs between ₦290 – ₦320 in the country today
- A 9-inch stone-dust block in Nigeria today costs between the price range of ₦330 – ₦350
CURRENT PRICES OF AESTHETIC BLOCKS IN NIGERIA
The following are the current prices of aesthetic blocks blocks in Nigeria this 2021:
- Crystal glass block costs between the price range of ₦1,500 – ₦2,000 in Nigeria this 2021
- White glass block costs in the region of ₦1,800 – ₦2,200 in the country currently
- Parallel clear glass block costs between ₦1,400 – ₦1,700 presently
- Crystal green glass block costs between ₦1,700 – ₦2,300 in today’s market
- Polystyrene foam block and sheet costs between the price range of ₦2,000 – ₦2,500 in the country currently
- Spanish block wall tile costs between ₦7,500 – ₦8,500 presently
- Clay ventilation blocks cost between the price range of ₦350 – ₦400.
Aesthetic blocks are of different types in the market, and as aforementioned, they are used to add beauty to buildings. Simply put, they serve decorative purposes instead of structural purposes. Kindly be informed that the prices of the aesthetic blocks listed above are per unit of each item, and you should also note that the prices are not fixed as they are subject to change with time due to the forces of demand and supply, the location you’re buying from, or the particular dealer that you’re buying from.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF BUILDING BLOCKS IN NIGERIA
The following are the factors that affect the cost of building blocks in Nigeria today:
COST OF RAW MATERIALS
The cost of raw materials play a role in determining the price of building blocks in Nigeria today. The cost of ordinary blocks for example, is determined by the cost of sand and cement while the cost of glass blocks is determined by the particular glass and other materials used in the manufacturing it. Since glass is more expensive than sand and cement, this is the reason why glass blocks manufactured from glass and other materials involved, is more expensive than ordinary blocks.
Government policies also affect the cost of building blocks in Nigeria as well. This is made possible if an existing administration decides to pass a new policy that bans the importation of glass into the country. When this happens, glass which is an important raw material will become scarce, leading to a massive increase in the price of this raw material. This will, as a consequence, affect the prices of glass building blocks.
Location is also a determining factor in the price of building blocks in Nigeria today. Blocks are more expensive in the urban centres where construction of high rise buildings take centre stage compared to the rural areas. Also, because the standard of living in metropolitan areas is higher when compared to that of rural settings, you will expect that building blocks will cost more in these metropolitan areas.